About the Smithfield Café & Bakery



Meet me at ‘The Cafe”

Since the Spring of 1993, Smithfield Gourmet Café & Bakery has been Smithfield, Virginia’s historic café with the charming atmosphere. We are proud of our commitment to good food and good service. Only freshest ingredients and hand-selected seasonal produce are used. Our breads, cakes, and pastries are baked on-site daily, using our own recipes. Come in and enjoy our fantastic food and service, or call for delivery or takeout. Then, take some time to enjoy our beautiful historic town.

Since 1992

About the Cafe 

Local businessman Jack Blair built our building in the early 1800’s. The location itself is one of the ten original land grants from England in 1734. The building housed a brick storehouse for over 20 years. Later, a pharmacy operated here from 1834 through the late 1970’s. Since that time, the building has served the community by housing various types of businesses.

The main/ ground floor houses our main dining, baking, and kitchen areas. It’s the bustling-yet-centered heart of this historic building. Our third floor is the perfect space for intimate gatherings, fully restored with original pine floors, exposed brick walls, and original windows. Guest dine and special events sparkle overlooking Main Street’s events.

Our Vision

We are proud that our vision includes a commitment to quality in dining, 18th-Century lodging, memorable events and historic preservation.

Our Mission

We’re honored to have operated this landmark café and bakery for more than twenty-five years! Our mission is to serve and uphold our strict standards of quality in all we do.

Our Values

We value our customers for their loyalty, our community for its strength, and our staff for their dedication to quality in service to our customers.


We offer daily menu specials made of fresh, newly available ingredients. One never knows what the Chef plans for the day. Call or stop by and check the Specials Board.


Handcrafted Cocktails

Using only the freshest ingredients at their peak of ripeness, there is a special something for everyone in our line of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.



Looking for something new and different? Stop by the Smithfield Gourmet Cafe and see what fresh culinary creations are waiting for you! Good luck choosing one!

Fresh Daily

All our produce comes fresh from our gardens and nearby farms to ensure peak flavor and max availability of responsibly sourced produce, meats and dairy.


We have the widest selection of pastries, cakes, pies, cookies at more in our bakery cases, baked fresh on-site daily at the Smithfield Gourmet Cafe and Bakery.


Yes! You don’t have to go out to enjoy a freshly prepared culinary adventure from the Smithfield Gourmet Cafe and Bakery. Delivery  and Curb-Service is available! 

Smithfield Gourmet Café 

Ready for Us to Make Your Day?

Come see us!


8am – 5pm


7am – 5pm


8am – 5pm